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Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By LONG DONGER
In!!!

The wife and I watched a CBS news segemnt the other day on Iceland, and both commented it would be a great ride destination.

I am tuned in!!!:lurk
Forum: Americas 08-30-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By LONG DONGER
Progressive RSA

Roadside thru Progressive is a $10 adder on my policy. When I shredded a U-joint outside of South Bend, OR, it was an $800 tow to Portland. Well worth it. Also, since it took the tow truck so long to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7,136
Views: 2,385,219
Posted By LONG DONGER
Love that sign!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Love that sign!!!! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By LONG DONGER
Totally agree on Branson. Couple of years ago, we...

Totally agree on Branson. Couple of years ago, we rode thru. We sat at a traffic light waiting to make a left for what seemed like 5 minutes. Just as we get a green turn, my buddy dropped his...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By LONG DONGER
Chillicothe is the home of Sliced Bread, can't...

Chillicothe is the home of Sliced Bread, can't get any better than that.

And I avoid Branson like the ebola....
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By LONG DONGER
Lube is important, and it's not that hard. WD-40,...

Lube is important, and it's not that hard. WD-40, then lube it, not a big big deal. Wouldn't take five minutes, and would not skip it....do both of them while you're at it.
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By LONG DONGER
Better yet, fly Mom to Texas over a weekend. Let...

Better yet, fly Mom to Texas over a weekend. Let her visit for three days, use the other four and ride the Texas Hill Country....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,004
Posted By LONG DONGER
Only place the wires looked like they had melted...

Only place the wires looked like they had melted thru was at the connector, right at the end of the wires. I didn't strip them all the way back thru the wire loom, but did not see evidence of melting...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By LONG DONGER
Only bad part of the Colorado route is having to...

Only bad part of the Colorado route is having to cross the Plains twice. Otherwise, if you can work that in, go for it.

Other options.. I hear Texas 21 is nice heading into Louisiana, then head...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By LONG DONGER
How much time do you have and what are you riding?

How much time do you have and what are you riding?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 18,004
Posted By LONG DONGER
Too long, didn't read.

Did not read ALL the thread, to see the various solutions offered up. But my 2006 GSA eats H7 bulbs, and even got so hot that the connector on the rear melted. I spliced a generic connector in, it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-25-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 318,145
Posted By LONG DONGER
Eva Nicole....

Maybe 205, just outside Princeton, BC..another big weather vane!


http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr245/fjrbo/DSCN2929_zpsd1d24d8a.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,821
Posted By LONG DONGER
I like them...

I especially like the mileage I am getting. There's another thread here in GS Boxers where I posted pictures at 9600 miles on a set. They are fine on wet and dry pavement, and like others, okay on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,748
Posted By LONG DONGER
Front Anakee 3, at 9660 miles.

It's really not holding up as well as the rear tire. As mentioned earlier, after talking to Michelin rep at the rally, I may have been running to much air pressure. You can see the wear bar is almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,748
Posted By LONG DONGER
Anakee 3 rear, at 9660 miles. These tires have...

Anakee 3 rear, at 9660 miles. These tires have been on since Spokane, Washington. The wife rode with me for about 1300 miles in BC, then solo home from Calgary, but thru Montana, Idaho, into...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 19,789
Posted By LONG DONGER
BMW Of Western Oregon.

Can't say enough good things about their service department. I had a u-joint grenade when in Washington state, had already been to a dealer in Seattle that could not hear nor feel what I was...
Forum: Face plant 08-21-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,336
Posted By LONG DONGER
Does a goose count?

A goose hit me on the left side coming home from MOA rally in St. Paul. Came in low from the left, out of the grass, taking off from land. Hit the left bag, pretty much f'd it up, knocked the lid off...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,418
Posted By LONG DONGER
What he says...you can lead a horse to water,...

What he says...you can lead a horse to water, blah blah blah...

I've ridden some of those routes, like 250 north (or south into Durango), 511 to 172 to 160, etc. I would say most people are...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,418
Posted By LONG DONGER
What he says...you can lead a horse to water,...

What he says...you can lead a horse to water, blah blah blah...

I've ridden some of those routes, like 250 north (or south into Durango), 511 to 172 to 160, etc. I would say most people are...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,748
Posted By LONG DONGER
Nope, I think you're right, you just have to find...

Nope, I think you're right, you just have to find that sweet spot that works on your tires, bike, roads, riding style, etc. If I keep running the A3 I will lower the front pressure a little and keep...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By LONG DONGER
If that question was for me, did not test the...

If that question was for me, did not test the continuity nor resistance. Just "dorked" with the position in the Wal Mart Parking lot in Salida, Colorado.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By LONG DONGER
I have the same issue, will not start in gear,...

I have the same issue, will not start in gear, does in neutral. Adjusted the micro switch, worked (started in gear), but the cruise would not work (Rostra that I added on the 2006 GSA), moved the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,748
Posted By LONG DONGER
Interesting, I talked to the Michelin rep at the...

Interesting, I talked to the Michelin rep at the MOA Rally in St. Paul, we were addressing the wear pattern on the front Anakee 3, how much it was cupping etc. He recommended going DOWN on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,748
Posted By LONG DONGER
Maybe I should just PM Kingsized....

Maybe I should just PM Kingsized....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,748
Posted By LONG DONGER
Update time!!!

Well, it's mid summer, any news or updates on the PR4 Trails? I am going to have to buy tires soon, looking for an update on the mid summer review!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 71,695
Posted By LONG DONGER
Sgt. Floyd

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr245/fjrbo/SargeantFloydDeath_zps52d2e371.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/user/fjrbo/media/SargeantFloydDeath_zps52d2e371.jpg.html)

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-17-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 71,695
Posted By LONG DONGER
Blue Rapids Baseball Game...

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr245/fjrbo/BlueSprings_zps0e3e6827.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/user/fjrbo/media/BlueSprings_zps0e3e6827.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 71,695
Posted By LONG DONGER
South Dakota Plane Crash Memorial

http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr245/fjrbo/Historical%20Markers/B17-11_zpsb5a1fffa.jpg (http://s488.photobucket.com/user/fjrbo/media/Historical%20Markers/B17-11_zpsb5a1fffa.jpg.html)



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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,293
Posted By LONG DONGER
Thanks! I already have Medjet coverage, need to...

Thanks! I already have Medjet coverage, need to read the policy!!!:deal
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By LONG DONGER
Having same thoughts. Running Anakee 3 front and...

Having same thoughts. Running Anakee 3 front and rear now. I have right at 9700 miles on this set, rear looks like it can go another 3000 miles, front is cupped badly and makes a ton of noise.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,616
Posted By LONG DONGER
Svea 123 since 1973. Works every time, even if...

Svea 123 since 1973. Works every time, even if you don't fire it up for 15 years, just add fuel, and it fires up. Ultra reliable, never breaks.

Never had the need to buy another one, so can only...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By LONG DONGER
+1 on the LDC shorts, although not as comfortable...

+1 on the LDC shorts, although not as comfortable under a pair of jeans as they are under the AD pants. Found that out yesterday on a 450 mile jaunt, just too hot to wear the pants here, or so I...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By LONG DONGER
Interesting...

My Darien pants leaked on the way to the BMW MOA rally, first time they've ever leaked in 5 years and a lot of rain storms. Come to find out, the day before it was hotter than hell, and I had...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By LONG DONGER
Yepper

Bought one new about 5 or 6 years ago, everyone that uses it puts $20 in the kitty, plus brings beer. Love it, and recommend them highly!!!!

Great for those times you're getting ready to leave on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,293
Posted By LONG DONGER
Darn good question....

What insurance would cover getting you home? A goose hit me a couple of weeks ago, well, hit the left side bag and dented it pretty good. Could have been a lot worse if the goose had been up about a...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,821
Posted By LONG DONGER
May stick with the A-3's then...

I am pretty pleased with the mileage on the Anakee 3 so far, so will probably stick with that given the 6-8K range on the PR4's. I hate the noise from the front tire, but going to reduce the pressure...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,821
Posted By LONG DONGER
Any updates on mileage on the PR4's?

I've been running the Anakee 3's the last couple of sets, and very satisfied with the mileage I am getting out of them, but the front sure seems noisy.

Has anyone ran the PR4's over 10,000...
Forum: Americas 08-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By LONG DONGER
Watch the hood!!

As stated above, a waterproof duffel like Cabela's, Bass Pro, or REI sells works great, as do the ROK straps. Just make sure it is secured to the bike.

As for security, just watch which hotels...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-02-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By LONG DONGER
Long Term So;ution

Know this will not help now, but in the future, think about buying a tire machine, if you have room for one. We always seemed to be in the same situation, getting ready to leave for a 5000 mile trip...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,708
Posted By LONG DONGER
Wow

What an extreme way to end a great ride, glad you are okay, and you were incredibly LUCKY!!!! ATGATT does work!!!

And yes, I am guilty of taking the black riding pants off when it gets over 100,...
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